• Short Summary

    WELLINGTON, CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND, IS JUST BEGINNING THE TASK OF MOPPING UP AFTER ONE OF THE WORST STORMS EVER RECORDED IN THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    WELLINGTON, CAPITAL OF NEW ZEALAND, IS JUST BEGINNING THE TASK OF MOPPING UP AFTER ONE OF THE WORST STORMS EVER RECORDED IN THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAND. THE STORM WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRAGIC SINKING OF THE FERRY "WAHINE" IN THE BAY.

    METEOROLOGICAL EXPERTS SAY THE STORM WAS ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE EVER RECORDED IN NEW ZEALAND. IT WAS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE. THE 125 MILES PER HOUR HURRICANE TORE CORRUGATED IRON STRIPS FROM ROOFS, SNAPPED TREES AND TELEGRAPH POLES, BROKE WINDOWS AND OPENED BUILDINGS TO THE FLOOD WATER.

    AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE KNOWN TO HAVE DIED IN THE STORM AND MORE THAN 50 WERE LEFT HOMELESS. AMATEUR RADIO CO-OPERATORS WERE MAINTAINING LINKS WITH MANY TOWNS IN THE NORTH ISLAND AFTER TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS WERE DISRUPTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACRZW6TKJ1HKIASLF0T0ITU685
    Media URN:
    VLVACRZW6TKJ1HKIASLF0T0ITU685
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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